We Be the Echo Stanislaw Stories

We Be the Echo’s first full-length album is a whirlwind of instrumental noise. Comparisons will automatically be made to Lightning Bolt and Hella, although We Be the Echo carry their own style and there’s something just under the surface here that has this band coming across as a little less noise oriented. Layered and innovative, this trio are built around maddening talent and the urge to explore and expand. Each song takes on a life of its own, mutating and shifting at each turn. Although relying heavily on math rock and resulting in chaotic time signatures, We Be the Echo still manage to make this album accessible, probably thanks to the hint of jazz and deep grooves that seeps through certain pockets of sound. (MTV/Paramount)